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Sunday, January 24, 2021
As of 12.01 pm on Wednesday, Donald J Trump was no longer President of the United States.  However, while he may have left office it his is legacy that will live on in the memory of the American people. Whether that is good or bad, depends primarily of how...
Is a Second American Civil War on the Horizon? Abraham Lincoln once proclaimed ‘a house divided against itself cannot stand’ . Yet, not since the secession of the south in 1860 has there been such a political divide across the United States of America. This past week, a country famous...
For months, Ugandans have witnessed a vicious presidential election campaign without precedent. While the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni, has enjoyed free rein on the campaign trail, his youthful main opponent Robert Kyagulanyi and his supporters have faced numerous obstacles – and physical assault. The result is a pervasive sense of...
The Chancellor must reverse decade-long cuts to local authority funding and hand greater control over taxes to councils in the Autumn Spending Review due today, the Green Party has urged. Ahead of Rishi Sunak’s announcement, the Greens have highlighted how the centralisation of power and funding has hampered the country’s...
It’s been nearly two weeks since the US election took place and there is still no definitive answer as to who will take the oath of office on January 20th, 2021. While the majority of the media has declared Joe Biden the projected winner with 290 electoral college votes,...
A cross party group of MPs’ including Brighton’s own Caroline Lucas has joined forces with the Good Law Project in an attempt to take legal action against how the government has awarded PPE contracts during the current pandemic. The organisation founder, Jo Maugham is claiming that the Prime Minister...
Legal action launched against the government by a cross-party group of MPs, including Brighton Pavilion’s Caroline Lucas, was on Thursday given the go-ahead to be heard in court. The judicial review hearing, set to take place in mid-January, will determine whether the government is guilty of a “persistent and...
When the US election was called for Biden, there was a variety of reactions across not only the US, but the world. Now it is confirmed, it is important to know just how the election results will impact our own country and affairs, most importantly Brexit, which is looming...
If crises bring with them new opportunities to think afresh, then the combined impact of Brexit and COVID has been to focus attention on the capacity and structure of the British state. This rethinking is increasingly framed in terms of “smart government”. Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s now departing...
The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting president a second term. President’s Trump’s tenure lasted just four years, but in that time he dragged policy on an array of key issues in a dramatic new direction. Joe Biden’s victory, confirmed...